Profitable Sustainability Indoor Environment Quality and Environmental Upgrade Agreements
Tuesday 13 November | Tattersalls Club, Sydney|8.30am - 4.30pm
This year’s conference theme is Indoor Environment Quality and will include review of the new Environmental Upgrade Agreement implementation and an assessment of the impact of Carbon Pricing.
> Keynote Speaker: “Indoor Environment Quality” John Goins, University of California, Berkeley, Centre for the Built Environment John is most interested in where architecture overlaps with environmental and social justice concerns. His work as lead researcher on the IEQ survey project is an extension of those interests. To date, he has collected data on over 500 buildings on five continents and frequently presents and publishes the results to an interested international audience. He has been a developer of affordable housing and life sciences labs, and has researched the intersection of economics and social development.
John is a LEED accredited professional, possesses a Master of Science in architecture from UC Berkeley, a graduate certificate in real estate development from USC and has over 10 years of industry experience. He is an active member of Urban Land Institute; is a Landmarks and Preservation Board member for the city of Oakland, California; and serves on the board of Our House, a transitional housing not for profit, also in Oakland.
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Session 1: Keynote Address: “Indoor Environment Quality” John Goins, University of California, Berkeley, Centre for the Built Environment John is most interested in where architecture overlaps with environmental and social justice concerns. His work as lead researcher on the IEQ survey project is an extension of those interests. To date, he has collected data on over 500 buildings on five continents and frequently presents and publishes the results to an interested international audience. He has been a developer of affordable housing and life sciences labs, and has researched the intersection of economics and social development.
Session 2: Environmental Upgrade Agreements > Current Legislation impacting Property Industry Mary Digiglio, Partner, Swaab Lawyers Mary is a partner of Swaab Attorneys, a Sydney based commercial law firm. She is a Law Society accredited specialist in property law with over 12 years experience practising the law and 7 years experience working in the Sydney real estate industry. Mary has an extensive background in transactions and advice involving real estate, including developments, disposal and acquisitions and commercial and retail leasing. Mary is a member of the Sustainability Committee of ADPIA and sits on the CBDIF.
> Practical Case Study (EUA) – Parramatta City Council Matthew Fisher, Environmental Upgrade Agreement Coordinator, Parramatta City Council Completing a degree in architecture at Sydney University in 1994, and a Masters in Building Sustainability at UNSW in 2001 Matt Fisher has spent the last 10 years working in sustainability and energy efficiency policy including a role as Accreditation Manager for 7 years at the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors. Since 2011 he has worked at Parramatta City Council as the Environmental Upgrade Agreements Coordinator.
Tony Rose Chair - Sustainability Committee, Property Funds Association and Partner Assurance & Audit, Lachlan Partners
Hon. Robyn Parker MP NSW Minister for Environment and Heritage
Profitable Sustainability Indoor Environment Quality and Environmental Upgrade Agreements
> Panellists Matthew Clarke, Director Water and Energy Programs, Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Premier and Cabinet Matthew Clark is the Director of Water and Energy Programs, at the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, responsible for NSW Government sustainability initiatives, including NABERS, Environmental Upgrade Agreements, the Home Power Savings Program and the Government’s own sustainability. Matthew worked as an engineer across a range of industries before joining the public sector in 2002.
Andrew Aitken, Green Star Executive Director, Green Building Council of Australia Andrew is responsible for the team that develops Green Star rating tools and administers the process for certifying projects. A qualified electrical engineer, Andrew has more than 20 years experience in the Australian construction industry. Andrew has a long history with the GBCA having been the first certified assessor in Queensland and having held the position of State Manager - Queensland and Northern Territory. Andrew represents the GBCA on several committees both in Australia and internationally, and is based in the GBCA’s Brisbane office.
Dr Richard de Dear, University of Sydney Over the last 28 years, Professor Richard de Dear has built a career in the area of human thermal comfort. He has published over 100 peer- reviewed papers and a dozen books and monographs on the subject. Within that body of research it is his work on the “adaptive model of thermal comfort” that has had the greatest impact, receiving over a thousand citations within the indoor environmental literature.
Simon Fox, Associate Director - Projects & Sustainability, Napier and Blakeley Simon has over 17 years experience in property development and construction. Simon leads the Project Management and Sustainable Property Solutions team at Napier & Blakeley which includes NB Verdigris. Simon has been responsible for focusing these business divisions on the repositioning and green retrofitting of existing assets. Prior to Napier & Blakeley, Simon was the National Development Projects Manager for Dexus Property Group. In this role Simon was responsible for development and delivery of Dexus projects. He has valuable and relevant experience of working with Asset and Fund Managers to achieve the best result for building owners.
4.20PM CONFERENCE CONCLUDES
Session 5: Topic: Carbon Tax Impact on IEQ’s & EUA’s - Panel Discussion > Panel Moderator: Siobhan Toohill, Principal, Pure and Applied Siobhan Toohill is a recognised leader in sustainability, design and the built environment. With a focus on creating long-term value for organisations and communities, Siobhan evaluates emerging issues (from climate change risk to social wellbeing to supply chain ethics) as seen through the eyes of stakeholders - and reframes these as business opportunities.
> Panellists Lauren Haas, Australasia Sustainability Manager, Brookfield Multiplex Australasia Lauren Haas has worked in the property industry globally for over 10 years. Lauren is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), commencing her career with Ernst & Young LLP and then working as a Financial Analyst for a public REIT in San Francisco. As Sustainability Manager for Brookfield Multiplex Australasian Businesses, Lauren is responsible for managing the implementation of sustainability across all the Brookfield Multiplex Australasian businesses, including Construction + Development, Engineering + Infrastructure and Infrastructure Services businesses, empowering and engaging the business, key stakeholders, clients and government in demonstrating the value proposition of sustainable property development, management and investment in terms that make business sense.
Claire Orton, Head of Sustainability, Charter Hall Claire Orton is Head of Sustainability at Charter Hall and is responsible for developing sustainability policy and strategy for the Group. Claire works across Charter Hall assisting the business to implement sustainable strategies in the development, operation and management of Charter Hall’s property portfolios. Claire draws on over 15 years experience in driving sustainable outcomes in a variety of industries having held roles in the private sector, consulting, and in government organisations in the UK and in New South Wales.
Rob Sviderskas, Portfolio Manager Engineering & Sustainability, ISPT Pty Ltd Rob is the Portfolio Manager responsible for Engineering and Sustainability with ISPT. ISPT’s business is focused on the ownership, management and development of real estate with a focus on maximising returns to our investors while growing an increasingly sustainable portfolio that is easy to manage. Rob is a current member of the PCA Sustainable Development Committee and past Chairman of the PCA Building Services Committee. With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, 25 years of which as a consultant, Rob is in a unique position of understanding what works in buildings and why.
Session 3: Topic: Valuer Panel > Panellists Joel Quintal, Director of Sustainability, Australia, Jones Lang LaSalle Joel Quintal is the Director of Sustainability, Australia at Jones Lang LaSalle. He leads Jones Lang LaSalle as the sustainability specialist across the organisation, advising clients on their sustainability strategies and overseeing the Jones Lang LaSalle approach to sustainability management. Joel recently returned to Australia after six years in the UK focussing on responsible property investment management. Joel’s strengths are in strategic portfolio planning, sustainable operation of assets, and the value that sustainable operation and design adds to property as an investment class.
Mark Willers, Associate Director, LandMark White Mark is an Associate Director in LandMark W